This session will focus on the unwritten job description of the part-time church music director and strategies, resources, and repertoire for fulfilling these musical and non-musical responsibilities with limited time, limited funding, and a limited number of singers. While this session will focus specifically on smaller church choirs, much of the content will be applicable […]Jacksonville FL.
Do you wonder why your singers leave your choir? Do you want to strengthen your current and future membership? Do you want to help your current singers persist in singing in choirs throughout their lifetime? This session will explore the psychological and sociological constructs involved in why singers continue to sing. We will delve into […]Minneapolis MN.
The students that make up our choral ensembles may hold their own cultural ideals, but their unique paths cross each time they enter our classroom, tasking us with the responsibility of creating, changing, and inspiring a culture of choral music. This session will take the audience through four seasons of comedy and drama over thirty […]Oklahoma City OK.
Ashley Dame, Nathan Dame
Singers are looking for a place to belong and be accepted, and we are responsible for creating this hospitable environment. This session will examine strategies for fostering a communal environment in any setting involving choral music. Vulnerability, trust, nurture, honesty, story telling, collaboration, playing, building traditions, and fostering group commitment will be explored.Kansas MO.
Randall Bradley, Melissa Ebert
Choir directors face a myriad of challenges in building their choral programs, from recruiting and retaining singers to finding repertoire, to developing the desired choral sound in their choir. Directors of non-auditioned choirs, however, face a unique challenge: establishing a unified identify for their ensemble that makes students want to sign up for their choir. […]Oklahoma City OK.